Injury lawyer Brendan Kevenides: ‘I think the idea that bicyclists tend to be scofflaws is overstated’

John Williams

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Chicago, pedestrians walk over a visual reminder to look out for bicycles along a special bike lane on Dearborn St. in Chicago’s famed Loop. An early bone-zapping blast of snow and ice hasn’t stopped a surprising number of cyclists from spinning through the slush in Chicago this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about accommodating them that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear bike lanes. A city councilwoman’s recent proposal to institute a $25 annual cycling tax set off a lively debate. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made bike lanes and bike programs a signature issue, believing it makes downtown an attractive place for bright young people and innovative companies. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Injury lawyer Brendan Kevenides joins John Williams to share insight he’s gained from cases he’s seen on bicyclist safety after renowned Chicago architect Helmut Jahn died in a biking accident. He explains the problems in infrastructure for bicyclists’ safety and the responsibilities drivers and cyclists share.

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